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Two weeks ago, it was announced that director Bryan Singer would be bringing us X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 (regardless of the fact that the next chapter in the X-Men franchise–Days Of Future Past–is still several months from release).

Now it appears Singer has recruited X2: X-Men United writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris to join him and DOFP scribe Simon Kinberg in working on the Apocalypse script. 

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Singer Tweeted the photo above showing him together with Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris–he described the scene as a:

Late night X-Men Apocalypse story session

Dougherty and Harris have not worked on an X-Men flick since X2. It is still unclear which writer (or writers) will snag the screenwriter’s credit for Apocalypse.

Singer also added in his Tweet:

It’s snowing in Egypt!

The writers’ presence in Egypt COULD be coincidental, but the country is the birthplace of Apocalypse/En Sabah Nur in the character’s origin story. Perhaps Singer and his little Super Team are looking for inspiration….

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to at least be inspired by the 1995 comic miniseries Age Of Apocalypse. The plot follows an alternate timeline in which Charles Xavier dies before forming the X-Men, and Magneto runs a skewed version of the team in a mutant-ruled, post-apocalyptic America.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release May 27th, 2016–while X-Men: DOFP comes to theatres May 23rd of next year.

Source: Coming Soon

 

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